A TEMPORALITY RECEIVES A GRANT FROM GOETHE INTERNATIONAL CO-PRODUCTION FUND

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A unique, cross-disciplinary project entitled “a Temporality” wins a grant from International Coproduction Fund by Goethe Institute, a highly competitive program, which aims to promote new professional networks and approaches within a global context, and to explore new forms of intercultural collaboration. The project involves German sound artist, composer Carsten Nicolai, known as Alva Noto, Mongolian visual artist Jantsankhorol Erdenebayar and traditional Mongolian throat singers.

The idea of the project was developed basing on Mongolian “experimental singing tradition”, which had been practiced by Mongolian nomads for centuries on daily life for communicating with nature and animals. Sounds differed depending on the environment and evolved minds, bodies and spirits of people. Such traditions include throat singing and long song, listed as world heritage by UNESCO. Nowadays interaction between human-being and nature is almost extinct. We created human-made environment surrounding us, like concrete blocks, glasses, panels and asphalts to interact with.

a TEMPORALITY will emulate Mongolian “experimental singing tradition” in contemporary form. Mongolian artist E.Jantsankhorol will create a contemporary environment, where artists can interact with physical objects and spaces and perform emitting various sounds using techniques of traditional singing.

The project is initiated and curated by Founding Director of MCASA Gantuya Badamgarav. A Temporality will be presented in 58th Venice Art Biennale, Art Space 976, Ulaanbaatar, later in Berlin.